Crispian Bakery

Bakery
Price: $
Location: 1700 Park St #120, Alameda, CA 94501
Hours: Sun : 7AM – 3PM | Tues – Sat : 7AM – 7PM
Website: http://www.crispianbakery.com/

I was so happy when I heard about the Crispian Bakery. I have lived in Alameda for many years and the only bakeries available are in Safeway and the Marketplace. Crispian Bakery is the first ‘actual’ bakery in my hometown, Alameda.

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Chef Beth loves the idea of having a spot where people can sit down and relax while enjoying some pastries and maybe even a cup of coffee with it. Well. It’s not just an idea anymore now. Chef Beth and her partner and former co-worker at Bouchon Bakery, Chef Christian opened up their bakery in a small city, Alameda.

Interesting story. After Beth and Christian went their separate ways after leaving Bouchon, Christian went back to his hometown, Philadelphia. Coincidently, a few years later, Beth moved to Philadelphia with her husband and met up with Christian. That’s when they paired up and decided to open a bakery together. Talk about destiny, right.

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Look how airy and puffy it is! It was absolutely delicious. It’s flakey. It’s doughy. Everything you’ll want in a croissant. It got the perfect golden brown colour from the best timing and temperature control. Be ready to have a napkin by your side, though. The crumbs can be quite messy!

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Who doesn’t like smores. Wait. No. Who doesn’t like mess free smores.  I hate it when the marshmallow and chocolate slips out from the side and I’m just left with the crackers. The Mallow-more is the best and most delicious solution. The chocolate is crunchy. The marshmallow is fluffy and chewy. Last of all, you got the crumbly layer.

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The Key Lime Tart is definitely my favourite. You know, most pies are made with a flaky dough and tarts with crumbly dough. This tart took me by surprise. It was flaky and crumbly. When I bit the tart, I could see the layers of the crumbs. The key lime pastry cream was acidic and tart with the perfect amount of sweetness. Not a big fan of the cream on top but it does at an elegant look to it.

Would I visit again? Yes!

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